Square

Square

The beguiling second entry in the innovative shape trilogy by multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.

This book is about Square. Square spends every day taking blocks from a pile below the ground to a pile above the ground. This book is also about Square's friend Circle. Circle thinks Square is an artistic genius. But is he really? With the second story in a trilogy of tales about Triangle, Square, and Circle, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen nudge readers toward a more well-rounded way of looking at things. Understated and striking in its simplicity, this funny, thoughtful offering from two of today's most talented picture-book creators emphasizes the importance of keeping your eyes -- and your mind -- open to wonder where others see only rubble and rocks.

Title:Square
ISBN:9780763696078
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About Mac Barnett

Born to non-farmers in a California farming community, Mac now lives near San Francisco. He's on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center for students in Los Angeles, and he founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers.


    Square Reviews

  • David Schaafsma

    The second in a picture book basic shapes trilogy by Mac Barnett and Jon Klaasen--the first was Triangle, which I also like--that is part of their efforts to deepen the picture book form. As I have sa...

  • Whispering Stories

    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comLast year I reviewed ‘Triangle‘ by Mac Barnett and Illustrated by Jon Klassen. This is their second book in what is going to be a trilogy of boo...

  • Laura

    Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s Triangle was one of my biggest disappointments last year. BUT it was also the picture book that made the strongest impression, inspired the most discussion, and had me ...

  • Laura Harrison

    Liked it better than the first. I wish they had put the trilogy in one picture book or early reader multiple chapter book. The board book format for this series isn't working for me. Board books are t...

  • Christine

    I have mixed feelings about this book. After my initial reading my only thought was "Why was this so depressing?" and then gave it to my coworker to read to get her opinion. She felt that it was a dow...

  • Dan

    The more I read this book, the more I love it....

  • Benji Martin

    Sometimes, a book has to sit in your mind for a few days before you can really appreciate it. That’s how it was for me with Square, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen’s forthcoming book, the follow-up to...

  • Sarah

    These books are so weird....

  • KC

    What can I say? Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen are pure genius. Circle asks Square to carve a likeness of her out of stone. Can Square pull it off???...

  • Kristina Jean Lareau

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSS...